Throughout my life I have always admired other women who have been changing the world with their brilliant, curious minds; and courageous, passionate hearts.
From a young age, I have always admired the likes of Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale, Jane Austen, Anne Frank to name a few, who have all inspired me by their courage, tenacity, dedication, and unwavering resolve to make a difference in big and small ways.
Having worked within a very male environment for 25 years and having to find my voice as a woman gave me the idea about researching into women that were lesser-known and never made our history books. Starting out with over 120 women from around the world I finally got down to 70, not an easy task might I add as there are so many incredible women to scream and shout about.
I wanted the book to be accessible to readers of all ages, from all different backgrounds which is why I made sure I was not only writing about women from the last century but also going as far back as the middle ages from all around the world.
There are a few well-known figures talked about in my book but also lesser known figures like Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir was not only the most travelled woman of the middle ages but also preceded Christopher Columbus by almost five hundred years to North America.
This book showcases and pays homage to trailblazers and will encourage everyone from all walks of life to dream big, never give up, and believe that barriers aren’t there to stop progress but are meant to be broken.
Publication Date: April 11, 2021
Discover the inspiring lives and legacies of some of history’s most unstoppable women!
Are you searching for a profound and empowering celebration of influential women throughout history? Do you want to uncover the lesser-known stories of the women around the world who helped shape history? Or do you want to motivate yourself to dream big with real stories of female heroes? Then this book is for you!
Compiling the incredible real-life stories of 70 remarkable women throughout history, this brilliant book seeks to inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to dream big and break barriers by sharing the amazing achievements of truly unstoppable female heroes. From female daredevils and pioneering innovators to radical reformers, dedicated activists, leaders, wordsmiths, artists, veterans and more, inside you’ll discover the lives and legacies of these once-in-a-lifetime trailblazers.
Paying homage to some of the greatest women the world has ever seen, Extraordinary Women in History is a testament to the power of dedication, courage, tenacity, and never giving up. Their stories will encourage you to take action and prove that barriers only exist to be broken.
Here are just a few of the extraordinary women you’ll find inside:
- Junko Tabei, the first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest
- Lily Parr, the unstoppable English star of women’s football
- Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first licensed African American Nurse
- Marie Curie, the pioneer of Radioactivity
- Harriet Tubman, an incredible icon for anti-slavery
- Empress Suiko, the first female regnant in Japan’s recorded history
- Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar
- Irena Sendler, who rescued 2,500 Jewish children in World War II
- Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most travelled woman of the Middle Ages
- And so many more…
Perfect for history fans, educators, as an inspiration for young girls, or for anyone interested in discovering the legacies of these remarkable women, Extraordinary Women in History will open your eyes to the profound contributions that these female role models have made.
Are you ready to discover the incredible and inspirational lives of these unstoppable women? Grab your copy now!
Leah Gail is a Marketeer, Entrepreneur and Author living in The Cotswolds, UK with her dog Lando the Cockapoo. Leah’s background is in Music Marketing and having worked in an industry with very few women at the top spent the majority of her time mentoring other women to reach their potential. Leah has also been enlisted into the Women In Music Roll Of Honour which recognises game changers within the industry and has helped other women reach their potential.
Leah loves to write books about women for women and also has a keen interest in nature and the environment and of course music.